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The Shawshank Redemption

23 Sep 1994

2 hr 22 min

Drama, Crime

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 30 nominations.
Budget: $25M


Niki Marvin (Producer)
David V. Lester (Executive Producer)
Liz Glotzer (Executive Producer)



Production Companies

Castle Rock Entertainment


Tim Robbins (as Andy Dufresne)
Morgan Freeman (as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding)
Bob Gunton (as Warden Samuel Norton)
Clancy Brown (as Captain Byron T. Hadley)
Mark Rolston (as Bogs Diamond)
James Whitmore (as Brooks Hatlen)
Gil Bellows (as Tommy)
William Sadler (as Heywood)
Jeffrey DeMunn (as 1946 D.A.)
Larry Brandenburg (as Skeet)
Neil Giuntoli (as Jigger)
Brian Libby (as Floyd)
David Proval (as Snooze)
Joseph Ragno (as Ernie)
Jude Ciccolella (as Guard Mert)
Paul McCrane (as Guard Trout)
Renee Blaine (as Andy Dufresne's Wife)
Morgan Lund (as Laundry Truck Driver)
Scott Mann (as Glenn Quentin)
John Horton (as 1946 Judge)
Gordon Greene (as 1947 Parole Hearings Man)
Alfonso Freeman (as Fresh Fish Con)
V.J. Foster (as Hungry Fish Con)
Frank Medrano (as Fat Ass)
Mack Miles (as Tyrell)
Gary Lee Davis (as Rooster)
Neil Summers (as Pete)
Ned Bellamy (as Guard Youngblood)
Brian Delate (as Guard Dekins)
Don McManus (as Guard Wiley)
Dorothy Silver (as 1954 Landlady)
Dion Anderson (as Head Bull Haig)
Robert Haley (as 1954 Food-Way Manager)
Bill Bolender (as Elmo Blatch)
Claire Slemmer (as Bank Teller)
John R. Woodward (as Bullhorn Tower Guard)
Rohn Thomas (as Bugle Editor)
Brian Brophy (as 1967 Parole Hearings Man)
Ken Magee (as Ned Grimes)
James Babson (as Con (uncredited))